Sunday, November 2, 2014

Samurai Jack #13

"The Quest of the Broken Blade" continues as we learn Samurai Jack has gone into hiding after his magical sword was shattered. Attempting to lay low as bearded hermit in one of the largest cities, Jack is discovered by a bounty-hunter named Robo-Merc forcing him to flee once more. The sequence also alerts the audience how the world has grown even darker since its hero went into hiding.

Distressed to learn his prey has alluded him once more, Aku is mollified after he learns the assassin can track the samurai down through the trace of of blood he was able to collect. It seems Samurai Jack's time has run out.

While Robo-Merc is a fun new Aku minion, the most interesting piece from the latest issue of Samuari Jack is the reveal of how the samurai's sword was initially forged and how those same elements (three monks, three gods, and three hammers) gather once more to reforge the blade before all is lost. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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